New Pacific Rim Image Gives Us A Look At Charlie Hunnam And Rinko Kikuchi

By Eric Eisenberg 2012-07-03 13:01:52discussion comments
Guillermo del Toro had us interested in Pacific Rim from the moment we learned that the film would be about giant robots fighting giant monsters. The story is set in a future where a dimensional rift has opened in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and keeps spilling out awful otherworldly creatures. In order to stop the destruction of earth, giant mechs are created that can fight and save the world's coastal cities. We got our first official look at Idris Elba in costume early last month and now a sneak peek at Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi have arrived online.

The image comes from the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, which was scanned by STYD. The pair play pilots in one of the mechs and this image features the two getting ready to work together. Check it out!



The way that the mechs, called Jaegers in the movie, work is that two pilots are hooked up through a neural bridge and can control the machine with their own movements. Hunnam, who is best known for his work on the FX series Sons of Anarchy, plays Raleigh Antrobus, and Kikuchi assumes the role of Mako Mori. The two come from different backgrounds, one is a washed up former pilot and the other is a trainee, but they work together to fight off the invading force. In addition to Hunnam, Kikuchi and Elba, Pacific Rim also stars Ron Perlman, Charlie Day, and Clifton Collins Jr. The film will be present at this year's San Diego Comic Con so you can look forward to cover our coverage there, but in the meantime you can find out more about the movie in our Blend Film Database.
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